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#027 Sandshrew

official Sandshrew artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Sandshrew
Type Ground
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.6 m (2' 0")
Weight 12 kg (26.5 lbs)
Catch rate 255

Sandshrew's description

Sandshrew is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #027. The Pokédex classifies it as the Mouse Pokémon.

Sandshrew's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
穿山鼠 / 穿山鼠 (Chuānshānshǔ) Sabelette Sandan サンド (Sand) 모래두지 (Moraeduji)

Sandshrew's resistances & weaknesses

WaterElectricGrassIcePoisonRock
2.00.02.02.00.50.5

Sandshrew's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 1 Defense

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Field
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Sandshrew's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Sand Veil - Sand Rush

Sandshrew's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 50
110 210 157 304
Attack 75
72 139 139 273
Defense 85
81 157 150 295
Sp. Atk 20
22 40 79 152
Sp. Def 30
31 58 90 174
Speed 40
40 76 101 196
Total 300

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Sandshrew's evolutions

Sandshrew's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueBurrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
1YellowIts body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.
1StadiumWhen hunting, it hides at the lip of its burrow. If prey comes close, it lunges out and drags in the prey instantly.
2GoldIf it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
2SilverDisliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
2CrystalIt prefers dry, sandy places because it uses the sand to protect itself when threatened.
2Stadium 2If it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
3RubySandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
3SapphireSandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert sand to sleep.
3EmeraldWhen it curls up in a ball, it can make any attack bounce off harmlessly. Its hide has turned tough and solid as a result of living in the desert.
3FireRedIt burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
3LeafGreenBurrows deep underground in arid locations far from water. It only emerges to hunt for food.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumTo protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
4HeartGoldIf it fell from a great height, this Pokémon could save itself by rolling into a ball and bouncing.
4SoulSilverDisliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
5Black, WhiteTo protect itself from attackers, it curls up into a ball. It lives in arid regions with minimal rainfall.
5Black 2, White 2It digs deep burrows to live in. When in danger, it rolls up its body to withstand attacks.
6XIt burrows and lives underground. If threatened, it curls itself up into a ball for protection.
6YDisliking water, it lives in deep burrows in arid areas. It can roll itself instantly into a ball.
6Omega RubySandshrew's body is configured to absorb water without waste, enabling it to survive in an arid desert. This Pokémon curls up to protect itself from its enemies.
6Alpha SapphireSandshrew has a very dry hide that is extremely tough. The Pokémon can roll into a ball that repels any attack. At night, it burrows into the desert to sleep.
7SunIt can roll its body into a ball. It moves through the desert by rolling at high speeds.
7MoonIt usually makes its home in deserts and arid zones, where rain does not fall. It digs holes to catch Bug-type Pokémon.
7Ultra SunIt lives in areas of limited rainfall. When danger approaches, it curls up into a ball to protect its soft stomach.
7Ultra MoonWhen its skin gets wrinkled from moisture, it heads for a volcano. It lies flat on a spot with a lot of geothermal heat and dries itself out.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Its body is dry. When it gets cold at night, its hide is said to become coated with a fine dew.

Sandshrew's variants

Alolan Sandshrew

official Alolan Sandshrew artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Alolan Sandshrew
Type IceSteel
Species Mouse Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2' 4")
Weight 40 kg (88.2 lbs)
Catch rate255

Alolan Sandshrew's description

Alolan Sandshrew is a Ice- / Steel-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 7. The Pokédex classifies it as the Mouse Pokémon.

Alolan Sandshrew's resistances & weaknesses

NormalFireGrassIceFightingPoisonGroundFylingPsychicBugDragonFairy
x ½x 4x ½​x ¼x 4x 0x 2x ½x ½x ½x ½x ½

Alolan Sandshrew's rearing

Training
Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 1 Defense
Breeding
Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Field
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Alolan Sandshrew's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Snow Cloak - Slush Rush

Alolan Sandshrew's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 50
110 210 157 304
Attack 75
72 139 139 273
Defense 90
85 166 156 306
Sp. Atk 10
13 22 68 130
Sp. Def 35
36 67 95 185
Speed 40
40 76 101 196
Total 300

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Alolan Sandshrew's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
SunIt lives on snowy mountains. Its steel shell is very hard—so much so, it can’t roll its body up into a ball.
MoonAn ancient tradition of Alolan festivals, still carried on to this day, is a competition to slide Sandshrew across ice as far as one can.
Ultra SunAfter fleeing a volcanic eruption, it ended up moving to an area of snowy mountains. Its ice shell is as hard as steel.
Ultra MoonThe skin on its back is as hard as steel. Predators go after its soft belly, so it clings to the ground desperately.
Let's Go, Pikachu!Its ice-covered body lets it slide across the ground with bullet-like speed, sending its enemies flying when it hits them.
Let's Go, Eevee!Its ice-covered body lets it slide across the ground with bullet-like speed, sending its enemies flying when it hits them.